"For Young Coders"

Richmond Mathewson richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 18:42:35 CEST 2017


I don't know.

BUT . . .

Today I had a classroom of 9-10 year olds doing simple Mathematics with 
BBC BASIC in BBC Micro emulators

[ http://b-em.bbcmicro.com/ ]

and one kid really "made my day" when he said, "Wow, this is serious 
programming,
not like that baby Scratch thing."

Research seems to suggest that while children rapidly become adept at 
assembling sub-Super Mario type
games in Scratch and related block-coding things the theory that they 
will easily transition from that to
programming-qua-programming is not true owing to they not having got the 
simple stuff of:

constants, variables, strings, looping and branching

under their belts in a readily transferrable form.

Richmond.

On 6/14/17 5:53 pm, Mark Wieder via use-livecode wrote:
> On 06/13/2017 10:26 PM, Richmond Mathewson via use-livecode wrote:
>
>> Death By Scratch: 
>> https://community.tes.com/threads/death-by-scratch.670594/
>
> !!! Is that *the* Rick Rubin?
>



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